forgetting you beside Nolan Creek

i go to a beautiful university

with an amazing campus

breath-taking views

nooks and crannies

it’s so small i cross all of them daily

the only problem with going to

a beautiful university

with an amazing campus

breath-taking views

nooks and crannies so small i cross all of them daily

is you

 

you are etched into every place we sat

you are etched into my skin

i can’t get rid of you no matter how hard i scrub the skin raw

i want to be struck by lightning or sucked into space

where i will be dissentegrated or frozen and then 

maybe

i can peel you off of me

 

you are in every silver Ford Fusion and every gazebo,

smoking every cigarette at every park bench

i want you out of my skin but i’m running out of ways to

scratch or scrub or scour or scrape or fillet myself open

just to simmer you over a hot stove up and out of me

go away please go away

stop haunting my daydreams

stop haunting my everything

This poem is about: 
Me

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